A look back at 2-car VLocity trains

A fact some people might not know is that V/Line fleet of VLocity trains were once only two cars long. The story starts back in December 2005 when the first of 38 trains entered service. Each set consisted of two carriages seating a total of 140 passengers, with a drivers...

V/Line transfers to the Bendigo Rail Workshops

Since 2015 V/Line was been utilising the services of the Bendigo Railway Workshops operated by Southern Shorthaul Railroad for the maintenance of their carriage fleet. As a result an interesting array of empty car movements have operated in recent years, transferring rolling stock between Melbourne and Bendigo. August 2017 P12...

V/Line diversion via the Albion-Jacana goods lines

On Monday 24 January 2022 an interesting V/Line movement occurred - an up Seymour service was diverted via the Albion-Jacana goods lines due to a point failure at Broadmeadows.

Standard gauge VLocity trains enter service

30 December 2021 marked the entry to revenue service of standard gauge VLocity trains on the V/Line Albury service. VLocity VS93 and VS94 ran the midday down train, and returned on the evening up service. Note: this photo is of an earlier test train The event being marked by little...

Standard gauge VLocity train testing

September 2021 saw the commencement of mainline testing of the brand new standard gauge VLocity trains which will soon be deployed to the V/Line Albury service. Initial testing The first set to be delivered was VS93, delivered on broad gauge from Bombardier Dandenong to South Dynon in August 2021. Following...

New V/LineCars Tracker launched

A project in the works for some time now is the V/LineCars Tracker. It collates service data from the V/Line app, and uses it to tracks which trains are used on which services, as well as changes to carriage set consists over time.

New VLocity trains cab design

In 2018 it was announced than an upgraded cab design would be included on newly built VLocity trains. The first train was VL80, delivered to V/Line in November 2019.

Maintaining the fleet of V/Line trains

Maintenance of the V/Line fleet of trains is contracted to Bombardier.

V/Line A class locomotives transferred to heritage operators

In June 2020 two retired V/Line A class locomotives were allocated to Victorian rail heritage groups for preservation - A60 to the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre and A62 to 707 Operations.

Mobile phone signal retransmitters onboard VLocity trains

In 2017 the Victorian Government announced the $18 million Regional Rail Connectivity Project to improve mobile coverage and connectivity for passengers travelling on the Geelong, Ballarat, Bendigo, Traralgon and Seymour railway lines.

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